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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Luk Yu Teahouse

Having pass by Luk Yu in Chinatown Point numerous times and with its full house dining observed, it would give any normal diners a few nods on their head. Thus, we had marked her down as one of the must go places in our list for Dim Sum.

With such, there is a chinese reputable Teahouse in Hong Kong with exact business name but they are not affiliated in any way.

Luk Yu
Interior was grand and elegant, filled with modern chinese heritage. Servers were all dressed in their given uniform just like any standard Chinese restaurant.

Luk Yu Teahouse environment
Dining Floor Area
Adding to the diners' confidence in the food standard and service, Luk Yu had achieved excellence award for this year 2014.

Food and Service Excellence Award

Cashier Counter




Environment
Being a teahouse serving dim sum as well as the usual chinese delicacies, we were given just more than one menu,with a menu for set meals, another for dim sum, and another for ala carte dishes etc.

Big Menu
The dim sum menu is rather straight forward, all stated on a page with pictures and name, making it for diners to read instead of flipping pages.

Dim Sum
Chrysanthemum Tea with Luo Han Guo was served in elegant glasses like this. It tasted a tad bitter but its known to reduce heat from the body system.

Herbal Tea - $4
Charred top and based from the carrot cake was seen with bits of Chinese sausage stuffed within. Pillow soft and easily edged off with a gentle cut using the spoon.

Pan Fried Carrot Cake - $4.50
 Love the texture of the Congee with century eggs and pork meat. Congee was not too salty and comes with some deep fried golden brunch cripsy crackers to pair with.

Century Egg and Pork Congee - $5.80
Siew Mai is one of the staples in the Dim Sum selection. Portion was generous  with bright orange roes top the delicate pieces. Minced meat and prawns was all fresh and without any meaty odour nor fatty bits.

Siew Mai with Fish Roe - $4.50

The difference between most custard buns to Luk Yu's is its banana fragrance. As we peel the exterior pau skin, the sudden sense of banana essence hit my nose. This 3 soft steamy buns come in one tray.

Banana Custard Bun - $3.80
 As I land my teeth on one of the buns, the custard lava came bursting out on the other side.

Flowing Custard
Prawn Dumpling was named with its business name, maybe its is one of the must try item also.

Luk Yu Prawn Dumpling - $4.50
A typical fried bun in the streets of china filled with chicken and mushroom, good to pair with the ginger strips in vinegar.

Chicken Mushroom Bun -$3.80
I love the texture of the pau skin supported by a sesame seeds base, however when i tore open the buns, the fillings was quite disappointing.

Fillings
Last to be served among all orders, the chicken claws was served in the bamboo steamer like any other dim sum but the plate was extremely hot, likewise for the spicy claws.They were both sweet and spicy with presence of black beans used.

Chicken Claws with Spices - $3.80
Overall, the Dim Sum experience I had in Luk Yu maybe above average however, they do not have any item that is very impressive and something that I may come back for.

Given a benchmark of its standard in its service and food quality, I dont mind coming back once more for its Chinese ala carte food items.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Luk Yu
Location: Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road #01-41/42 Singapore 059413